The columned parapet in front of the ruins of Temple of Domitian. Turkey. Ephesus. Built in honour of Emperor Domitian between 87 and 96 AD, it is the first temple built in Ephesus that was dedicated to an Emperor. The Temple was originally a two floored building: the first floor was used for warehouses and shops, the second floor on the terrace housed the actual temples. The temple was built in prostyle plan, and had eight columns on the short sides and thirteen columns on the long sides.